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February 2020

British Garden Centres strengthens board 19 February 2020

Following their rapid expansion with acquisitions of 39 Wyevale and eight Hillview centres, British Garden Centres has moved to significantly strengthen its board of management.


Richard Hill to succeed Peter Hindle MBE as BMF Chair 18 February 2020

After six years as chairman of the Builders Merchants Federation, Peter Hindle MBE will stand down on the 31 March 2020.  He will be succeeded by Richard Hill.


Kingfisher appoints chief people officer 10 February 2020

Kingfisher has announced the appointment of Kate Seljeflot as chief people officer. Seljeflot joins from Costa Coffee, the coffeehouse chain owned by Coca-Cola, where she is chief people officer.


New appointment at John Lewis partnership 5 February 2020

The John Lewis Partnership has announced the appointment of Nina Bhatia as executive director, Strategy & Commercial Development.


Flymo announces new ambassador 3 February 2020

Flymo has announced that family gardening TV presenter, podcaster host and author Lee Connelly, aka Skinny Jean Gardener, will be its brand ambassador for 2020.


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